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Category: Americas

WKBW Radio Sounders and Station IDs

WKBW Radio at 1520kHz was at one time, one of the best rock and roll stations in the USA. At night it’s broadcast signal could be heard up and down the Eastern seaboard, and even in parts of Europe including the middle of the Atlantic.

The Story of Terezinha Felix Cardoso (PT2TF)

Martin Butera talks to Terezinha Felix Cardoso (PT2TF), one of the oldest YLs in Brazil about her life in amateur radio.

Building Bethany – VOA’s First High-Power International Broadcast Station

Many thanks to the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting for posting the following video on their YouTube channel:

The surprising silence of DRM transmissions in Brazil: Interview with Francisco Braccini

Our Brazilian correspondent Martin Butera interviews Francisco Braccini about the status of DRM in Brazil.

At 88, “A Voz do Brasil” draws new listeners, keeps loyal audience

Radio broadcast A Voz do Brasil (“The Voice of Brazil”) is celebrating its 88th anniversary. The program is the oldest still on air in the Southern Hemisphere, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Died: Stuart Epperson, Who Put Preachers and Political Talk on the Nation’s Radio Waves

Stuart Epperson, cofounder of a radio empire that brought Christian preaching and conservative talk to the largest media markets in the United States, died on July 17 at the age of 86.

The Collection of Adinei Brochi PY2ADN

Martin Butera (PT2ZDX-LU9EFO), travels to the city of Americana, in the interior of Sao Paulo, to meet his colleague Adinei Brochi (PY2ADN), owner of one of the private collections of the most important radio transmitters in Brazil.

Rádio Universitária – Goiânia, Brazil

Martin Butera continues his fascinating visits to radio stations and this time shows us one of the most important university radio stations in Brazil. A station that transmits in the AM band and with its 20 KW, it has been able to be heard by different DXers in 5 continents.

American Shortwave Stations on the Air in 1926

During the year 1926, a total of five American shortwave broadcasting stations were on the air, though generally with relay programming from the mediumwave parent station, as was the case back then. 

Radio Weddings: Gleason Golden Wedding Interview

On six previous occasions here in Wavescan, we have presented interesting information about Radio Weddings, weddings that were broadcast live over a radio broadcasting station.  Down there in Jacksonville Florida, Wendy Heape came across some of the information about our presentations of Radio Weddings, and she made contact.

American Shortwave Stations – 1928

At the beginning of the year 1928, there were six international shortwave stations on the air in the United States

Return to Guadeloupe: The Radio Scene on outlier islands

We return to the radio scene on Guadeloupe, and in particular to the radio scene on the other nearby islands that form part of the this French overseas department in the Caribbean.

VOA Voyager: Three Mobile VOA Stations in the United States

On three separate occasions, VOA, the Voice of America, has commissioned a mobile radio station for use within the United States. On each occasion, the intent was to obtain information and recordings about lifestyle and events throughout the nation for inclusion in their worldwide English and foreign language programming.

The Sun, Radio Propagation and the Brasilia Planetarium

Martin Butera takes a look at how the sun impacts radio propagation, with a bonus photo-tour of the Brasilia Planetarium.

Return to Guadeloupe

We return to the French island of Guadeloupe which is shaped like the wings of a butterfly that is flying towards the northwest.  That island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and we examine the early communication radio scene and their almost three quarter century of mediumwave radio history.

Hurricane Fiona and the Early Shortwave Scene on Guadeloupe

Adrian Peterson takes a look at Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean, and its early radio history.

Coffee and Radio – with Ivan Dias

Today Coffee and Radio brings you an interview with DXer Ivan Dias

Inside the Green and Yellow Contest

Our correspondent in Brazil, for RHF Martin Butera PT2ZDX/LU9EFO, had access to PT2CVA, the official broadcaster of the famous Brazilian “Verde Amarelo” contest, organized by the Brazilian army communications school.

High School Radio Is Alive and Well at WMTN

The low power station in Tennessee was recently outfitted with all-new tech and gear. By Elle Kehres ⋅ RadioWorld

A tour of ZW5B: One of the largest DX contest stations in South America

Our columnist in South America, Martín Butera, presents us with an interesting tour of this impressive South American contest station. With more than 10 towers and large stacked single band yagis, this is one of the most consistent calls in global and national contests.